U.S., Chinese reps gather to discuss clean energy

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Updated Nov 1, 2012
Liquid natural gas being pumped into an LNG tank. The clean energy summit in Beijing this week covered alternative fuels such as natural gas.Liquid natural gas being pumped into an LNG tank. The clean energy summit in Beijing this week covered alternative fuels such as natural gas.

Clean truck manufacturers from both the U.S. and Chinese governments gathered with representatives from government agents this week in Beijing an attempt to exchange ideas about clean truck and bus technology. 

The first-ever U.S.-China Clean Truck and Bus Summit gave U.S. companies like Dow Kokam, Navistar, Eeaton, BAE systems and Wells Fargo — companies involved in energy storage, truck and engine manufacturing, transmission manufacturing, power management and investing in clean energy — the chance to talk with Chinese company Weichai Power about business opportunities. It also gave those involved the chance to discuss  the “economic and environmental benefits offered by new energy vehicles,” said keynote speaker Robert Wang, deputy chief of mission in the U.S. Embassy in China. 

Non-profit group Calstart produced the summit, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of State and Environmental Protection Agecy and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology attended.